El Chicó Norte: cosmopolitan atmosphere and parks
We recommend a nice walk through the streets surrounding the hotel, in the prestigious neighborhood of Chicó Norte. To the south, you will find a large number of restaurants, cafés and shops, with an international and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Not too far, you will also find the World Trade Center and several universities.
This area is populated by embassies and businesses, as well as beautiful gardens where you can walk and take a break from the city. The Parque de la 93, the emblematic Parque El Virrey or the Parque del Chicó, which houses the museum of the same name, are just some of the options.
Usaquén: international gastronomy and shopping
The Hotel Bogotá 100 Design is located on the edge of Usaquén, a very fashionable neighborhood for its varied gastronomic offer, with a multitude of Asian and European restaurants, and its extensive shopping areas. In addition, this area offers great examples of colonial architecture and many parks that stand out for their excellent state of preservation.
If you visit Usaquén, don't miss the Sunday market, where you can enjoy the festive atmosphere, puppet shows and craft shops.
The Unicentro shopping center is a shopper's paradise, with a multitude of leisure activities. Other large shopping centers in the area include Hacienda Santa Barbara, Santa Ana and Palatino.
La Candelaria: history and the best museums
The historical and cultural centre of Bogotá is located in La Candelaria, just 10 km south of the Hotel Bogotá 100 Design. This area stands out for the beauty of its colonial buildings, which preserve typical elements such as latticed windows and red tiles. The area is also the site of many government and institutional buildings, as well as interesting museums and religious buildings.
One of the must-sees in this area is the Plaza de Bolívar, surrounded by buildings of great interest such as the Palacio Liévano, the National Capitol, the Colonial Museum, the Palacio de San Carlos, the Catedral Primada de Colombia and the Capilla del Sagrario.
It is also interesting to visit the Casa de Nariño, the current seat of the Congress of the Republic. Among the museums are the Gold Museum, the Botero Museum, the Bogota Museum, the Colombian Military Museum, the Mint Museum and the Francisco José de Caldas House Museum.
The Oriental Hills: nature and spectacular views
The oriental hills are one of Bogotá's main tourist attractions and a great option for nature lovers and hikers. In addition, from the top of the hills you get a privileged view of the city.
There are numerous hills in the city, including Chicó, Alto La Laguna, Pan de Azúcar, Guadalupe, Monserrate, Pico del Águila and El Cable. The best famous is Monserrate Hill, one of the symbols of the city and a place of peregrination, since the Basilica of the Fallen Lord of Monserrate is located on its summit. It can be accessed by funicular railway or on foot along a 2.5 km route with several viewpoints.
We also recommend the La Vieja, just 5 km from the Hotel Bogotá 100 Design. Here there is a series of pedestrian paths with good lighting, with rest areas where you can spot different types of birds.